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Dec 12, 2011 12:00pm EST
captured? prime minister maliki, i'd like to ask you the question about syria. why haven't you demanded that assad step down given the slaughter of his people? >> first of all, the prime minister and i discussed syria, and we share the view that when the syrian people are being killed or are unable to express themselves, that's a problem. there's no disagreement there. i have expressed my outrage in how the syrian regime has been operating. i do believe that president assad missed an opportunity to reform his government, chose the path of repression and has continued to engage in repressive tactics so that his credibility, his capacity to regain legitimacy inside syria, i think, is deeply eroded. it's not an easy situation. i expressed to prime minister maliki my recognition that given syria's on iraq's borders, iraq's in a tough neighborhood, that we will consult closely with them as we move forward. but we believe that international pressure, the approach we've taken along with partners around the world to impose tough sanctions and to call on assad to step down, a position that is in
Dec 30, 2011 12:00pm EST
violence in syria over 5,000 killed, egypt is still very much, you know, in a state of unrest. and then, of course, the eurozone which many folks have said, you know, obama's re-election effort hinges as much on what happens over there as anything else, because of the repercussions. >> right, yeah, there are so many wild cards. i mean the political arena could look a lot different next november than it does now. and the eurozone is one. there's some progress there in italy just sold a bunch of bonds and is paying less than 7% great. it's still very high. there's still the possibility italy could run into a default and u.s. banks that have tons of exposure to european banks and that tanks our economic recovery and obama is running again in recession with unemployment going back in the wrong direction i think north korea obviously is now an unknown with a new leader. the egyptian situation is unsettled. the iranian could shut down the straits of hormuz and stop oil transportation. you could run down the list of ten things that could go horribly wrong in 2012, that could completelyion
Dec 16, 2011 12:00pm EST
term. we have this heroic revolution being attempted in syria. a heroic revolution being attempted in bahrain. we have an unclear situation in libya. >> we had russia where there are protest movements. >> yeah. it's spreading upward. importantly, driven and supported by technology everywhere. the power that an individual has because of social media. you're seeing this in russia and china with, you know, the twitter feed is a revolutionary force against regime and the biggest country in the world. you have to be inspired by that. >> it should be noted was i think the number three runner up for person of the year. >> he should have been the choice. >> wasn't it you one year? >> me. it was actually alex wagner. no, it wasn't actually me. that's next year. let's move on to domestic politics. the scott walker recall campaign is 507,000 strong. i think they need to get 540,000 signatures by january 17th. >> but how many of those are mickey mouse and adolf hitler? there are controversies over the fake names they're allowing on the petitions. >> i think there is some question as to how legiti
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